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Digital Project Manager

By January 5, 2022Careers

Remuneration:  Market-related based on experience
Location: Remote or hybrid working, predominantly CT-based team
Education level: Tertiary
Job level: Mid-level
Type: Permanent
Start date: As soon as possible



We’re looking for a Digital Project Manager to join our close-knit, dynamic and innovative Digital Product Design Studio.


At Now Boarding, we create captivating digital experiences for South African and international tech companies, and no two projects are ever the same! Having been around for almost 12 years, our founders are still deeply involved in every project. Our team is made up of 16 super-talented individuals, with offices in Cape Town and Zürich, and 50+ active clients.


Our specialisations are UX/UI Design, Brand Development and Digital Strategy, but our team also works on traditional brand and marketing initiatives with an array of brilliant partners.


We thrive on team culture, creativity and close relationships with our clients, and we’re passionate about results-driven, challenging thinking and pixel-perfect design. We work in a lean, agile environment on long- and short-term projects, and we like to move fast!


As Project Management is a core part of our offering, we’re looking for a Project Manager who enjoys engaging with clients and can keep a number of projects running successfully in parallel. 3 to 5 years of experience in Project Management is key, with some technical knowledge being strongly advantageous.


If you’re a strong team player, want to make an impact with your work and believe that our clients and partners will love working with you, we’d like to hear from you.



We’d like you to…

  • Manage projects from proposal to delivery, in conjunction with our Lead Project Manager, Designers, Strategists, Marketers and Directors. 
  • Take and prepare briefs, and accurately relay relevant information to the team to ensure smooth and successful projects.
  • Define project scope, goals, budgets, deliverables and dependencies in conjunction with our Lead Project Manager.
  • Prepare the necessary documentation to ensure smooth and successful projects.
  • Work closely with team members in an agile and supportive ecosystem, to maximise each project’s success.
  • Build great relationships with our development partners to ensure smooth handover, quality control and go-live processes.   
  • Prepare project timelines and work with studio, operations and traffic to ensure milestones and deadlines are met.
  • Bring in the relevant team members, at the right times, to support you in achieving your goals.
  • Keep clients informed throughout projects and manage expectations.
  • Identify risks upfront and effectively mitigate and manage these with our crew and clients.
  • Ensure that projects are on time, and on budget. 
  • Engage with the Lead Project Manager on project profitability and future project optimisation suggestions.

The Must-Haves…

  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Relevant tertiary education
  • Project management experience (preferably 3 – 5 years)
  • Strong communication skills
  • A process-driven mindset
  • A love for project management tools and keeping projects in order 
  • Financial aptitude and ability to manage budgets
  • A positive attitude with the ability to rally a team
  • The ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Technical knowledge and/or experience working with WordPress is advantageous

We’re looking for someone who…

  • Learns fast and is able to understand complex briefs, extract the relevant information, simplify and brief the team on the requirements.
  • Is highly organised and detail orientated.
  • Is passionate about process and efficiency. 
  • Loves digital and technology.
  • Keeps the team calm, motivated and focussed. 
  • Can work effectively with developers and get a grip on technical requirements quickly. 
  • Takes initiative, doesn’t wait for instruction and can manage their own time. 
  • Is completely dependable. 
  • A natural problem-solver and able to pull a project back on track when the unexpected comes up.
  • Can effectively manage client expectations, even when things aren’t going quite to plan. 

Why we think you’ll love working with us…

  • Challenging and interesting projects across a wide variety of industries (Crypto, Fintech, Edutech, Proptech and Insurtech, to name a few…)
  • Working with businesses of all sizes, from startups to corporates, both local and international
  • Our fun, crazy, talented and incredibly smart team
  • Unlimited online training, we love it if you want to learn
  • Flexi-time and remote working 
  • Our team culture, compassion and support of work-life balance
  • The Group Life & Disability cover we’ll put in place for you, just in case sh&t happens
  • The positive and collaborative relationships we have with our clients

In our team’s words…

“At Now Boarding, I feel cared about. My professional growth and happiness is a priority. I am not part of a team, but part of a family!” 


“No day is ever the same at Now Boarding. You’ll constantly get challenged and therefore learn and grow, which keeps the days interesting and exciting. We have great clients that truly appreciate our work, and the projects we work on really make an impact on people’s lives. We have an unbeatable company culture, with everyone helping each other achieve our collective goals.” 


“I love being surrounded by people that really believe in each other and in what we do.” 



If you think you’re the right person…


Please send a Letter of Motivation and your CV with some examples of projects that you’ve worked on to


We look forward to hearing from you!



We may ask you to do a mini example project for us, just so that we can see how you think!